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One November night in 1854, the heavily-laden schooner Conductor was driven aground and smashed during a fierce storm over Lake Erie. The seven surviving sailors clung to the rigging until morning when they were sighted by Abigail Becker from her … Continue reading
Lucille Johnstone was born in 1924 in Vancouver. “Her grandparents advised her parents against sending her to high school, but she went anyway, working after school to pay for her books and clothes.”1 “I went to a high school that … Continue reading
Featured in the 1974 issue of Herstory, Mary Cousins (Feb. 22, 1938-April 22, 2007) was a nurse, teacher, journalist, ambassador for the North, and an Inuit rights activist. The entry in Herstory is short, and of course, only lists her … Continue reading